Dr. Jim Willie, financial writer and Editor of the Hat Trick Letter, says, “I’ve been getting overwhelmed in the last month or two at the plethora, the litany of signals the financial system is imploding. U.S. dollar is in a sell-off. Treasury bonds are rapidly losing their integrity . . . and both banking and military sectors losing their global leadership.” Dr. Willie goes on to says, “The U.S. dollar and its trading vehicle, the Treasury bond, are dead . . . we have extraordinary tactics in place to keep the system going because they don’t want all the big U.S. banks to die.” Dr. Willie goes on to warn, “Banks, bonds and currencies are all on the edge of collapse.” Dr. Willie contends a global currency reset is coming. What happens to the U.S. dollar and gold? Dr. Willie predicts, “50% dollar devaluation . . . we’re going to see a doubling of the gold price overnight.” Dr. Willie contends, “The Treasury bond will be phased out and gold will be phased in.” Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Jim Willie: [Read more...]
The United States has ushered in hyper monetary inflation with the series of Quantitative Easing programs, as in QE1, QE2, Operation Twist, and QE3. My belief is no longer than hyper inflation is inevitable, since already part of current policy now. Hyper-inflation is already here!
As a result of the hostile monetary war, the USDollar and its USTBond vehicle are facing not simply opposition, but broad-based earnest organized initiatives to avoid them. The goal is to replace them in workarounds. A reset is apparently near. The pressures to install a more fair, more just, and more enduring system is enormous, and will not cease. The demand is to bring back the Gold Standard, the equitable arbiter, the true enforcer.
The demand for Gold is inelastic. As price rises, so does demand. It is called Gold Fever.
Something big is near, as the tremors are being felt in every global corner, and every global market. [Read more...]
James Rickards: “When The International Monetary System Collapses—It’s Going To Be About How Much Gold You Have”
In response to the continued Fed mismanagement and growing world currency war, it’s becoming clear according to Jim Rickards, that, “[Countries] want physical custody of gold…[they're] positioning for the day when there’s a massive loss of confidence in paper money…You’re seeing it with massive acquisitions of gold by Russia and China taking place through channels that bypass the London Bullion Market Association…They’re buying mines in Western Australia. They’re having the ore refined right there in Australia at the Perth Mint, and then shipping the gold straight to Shanghai. They’re completely bypassing the London market where they minimize their market impact, which is a smart move. That’s what you would do if you were trying to buy gold and not run up the price. You would do everything in secret and that’s what’s going on.”
While many still question the validity of gold, Jim notes that, “When the international monetary system collapses and it comes time to rewrite the rules of the game and create a new system…[it's] going to be [all about] how much gold you have. [Read more...]
There is currently a crime in progress. Your time and labor is being stolen from you as you read this. But this crime is not localized. It is happening around the globe.
The crime in progress? The fiction known as the US dollar.
Since Nixon “temporarily closed the gold window” in 1971 all currencies have been created as debt, not as asset backed real money, like a gold Double Eagle.
The paper money machine seems to be a destructive monster that sucks the economic life blood out of most people, including wage earners, retirees, savers, the unemployed, disabled, and essentially everyone in the bottom 90% as measured by income and total assets.
If something cannot go on forever, it will stop. If Ponzi financing, paper money, budget deficits, and exponentially increasing debt cannot grow forever, they will eventually stop. The collateral damage will not be pleasant. [Read more...]
We face something that has not been visited upon the human race since the fall of the Roman Empire. That fall caused 1,000 years of darkness. It’s taken 500 years to dig ourselves out of that morass and here we are, committing the same sins and behaviors that brought the Romans to their fall.
The Romans tried to grow their empire with the loot taken from conquered territories. They eventually tried to finance this expansion with debasement of their precious metal currencies. In this they failed utterly despite the most heavy handed attempts to retain the Empire on the backs of their people, slaves and those of the conquered territories with taxes, impounds and thievery. A short look at history shows that we are trying the same thing. We will get the same results.
The present days are starting to look like the beginnings of a supervocano. A magma pool has formed. Fumaroles and ventings smell like sulfur. Small and large earthquakes accumulate until it is clear something bad is going on. The land tilts; lakes start boiling and shortly thereafter the super volcano explodes.
No leader or country that has taken FIAT as a false prophet has ever survived. No regime has held power for more that a few decades, much less centuries, when based on FIAT. Those empires must fall. The powers that be know it. They fear the end is coming. Thus we been seduced through 40 years of a Brave New World, Soma-like existence to the stark, surprising and painful reality of the advent of 1984.
Wake up dopesters, that banging sound is reality knocking at your door. The FLASH POINT looms close at hand.
If the American people truly understood how the Federal Reserve system works and what it has done to us, they would be screaming for it to be abolished immediately. It is a system that was designed by international bankers for the benefit of international bankers, and it is systematically impoverishing the American people. The Federal Reserve system is the primary reason why our currency has declined in value by well over 95 percent and our national debt has gotten more than 5000 times larger over the past 100 years. The Fed creates our “booms” and our “busts”, and they have done an absolutely miserable job of managing our economy. But why do we need a bunch of unelected private bankers to manage our economy and print our money for us in the first place? Wouldn’t our economy function much more efficiently if we allowed the free market to set interest rates? And according to Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Congress is the one that is supposed to have the authority to “coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures”. So why is the Federal Reserve doing it? Sadly, this is the way it works all over the globe today. In fact, all 187 nations that belong to the IMF have a central bank. But the truth is that there are much better alternatives. We just need to get people educated.
The following are 11 reasons why the Federal Reserve should be abolished… [Read more...]
“We’re just going to kill the dollar.”
This week, I had a series of very sobering discussions with my highly-placed source within the intelligence world. The information he provided hit me like a proverbial tons of bricks. It connects everything we are seeing play out across the world, from the economic problems in Europe to the U.S. DHS ammunition acquisition orders and even the “gun control” debate. If you’re like me, you’re looking for clarity, context and focus with regard to all of the events we’re constantly hearing about but seem to lack legitimate explanation. I believe this report will provide the context and clarity we are all seeking, but I must warn you that the picture is not pretty. [Read more...]
The global financial system is crumbling right before our very eyes because criminal bankers have imposed a fraudulent, rubbish fractional reserve banking and monetary system upon us that is the world’s largest criminal cartel of thievery and immorality. Understand that with the world’s currency race to the bottom, if you leave your money in the form of fiat currency, bankers will turn thousands of paper millionaires into paupers in a few years. [Read more...]
Money manager Peter Schiff says, “Cyprus is a wake-up call for everybody who has a bank deposit. . . . When you are depositor, you are in fact . . . lending your money to the bank.” Schiff predicts, “There’s no question . . . banks will fail. The question is will government do the right thing and allow depositors to lose money. Or, do the wrong thing and bailout depositors by printing a bunch of money which, in the long run, means deposits will lose even more value.” The FDIC has just $33 billion to insure more than $10.8 trillion in deposits. Schiff is not expecting bank runs anytime soon. “Don’t expect an immediate stampede on the banks because I don’t think most people are smart enough to realize what the danger is,” says Schiff. What’s the best way to protect yourself? Schiff says, “Why would you leave any extra money in a bank to get zero percent interest. . . . I think pull your money out, put it into some kind of investment. . . . anything other than a piece of paper that’s going to lose value.” Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Peter Schiff. [Read more...]
In an interview with TheBlaze, Peter Schiff makes the case that Bernanke is attempting to re-inflate the housing bubble, and states the Fed won’t stop the monetary heroin until we die of an overdose, and that the reckless monetary counterfeiting will result in a total collapse of the US dollar!
i.e. QE TO INFINITY until the dollar collapses into hyperinflation!
Schiff’s full interview is below: [Read more...]
The monthly figures for the US dollar components of Austrian, or True Money Supply, for February are now in.
The path of least resistance is simply to continue to issue more and more money (so long as it has any purchasing power). The alternative, permitting the collapse of the banking system, businesses and even government itself, is unpalatable. Meanwhile, the dollar has a brief window of zero interest rates before the effect of excessive increases in money quantities on prices graduates from inflating asset values to inflating prices for food, energy and other consumables.
Survivor of Mexican Peso Devaluation: Read the Writing on the Wall, Extricate Yourselves From Your US Dollar Positions!
In light of the recent events in Cyprus, where the banks will reportedly remain closed at least through March 26th and the likelihood that Cyprus will exit the Eurozone, re-institute the Cypriot pound and devalue the currency is growing by the minute, we thought it apropos to republish LRS’ first hand account and experiences recognizing, surviving, and even profiting from the devaluation of the Mexican Peso in the late 1970′s.
For those unfamiliar with the account of the 1976 Mexican Peso devaluation (and anyone who has not experienced a currency devaluation first-hand), this is an ABSOLUTE MUST READ as while the Cypriots may be the first, they will undoubtedly not be the last to devalue their currency before the global financial debt crisis is over.
LRS, who successfully saw the Peso devaluation coming and side-stepped loss of wealth by converting his funds into US dollars, states that Americans must:
Read the writing on the wall, and extricate yourselves from your US dollar positions. Physical gold and silver bullion and coins will be the ultimate protection and wealth preservation assets during the coming devaluation of the US dollar.
My experience with the peso devaluation makes it necessary for me to move my investments away from paper into physical gold and silver. It is going to be a very tough time for the US and I anticipate the Mexican devaluation will pale in comparison to our dollar devaluation.
LRS’ full first-hand account of the Mexican Peso devaluation is below:
If silver and gold prices correlate, on average, with the national debt and debt will increase until a crash/implosion/hyperinflation event restructures our economy, then you can bet on much higher silver and gold prices in the future.
Volatility will increase. Gold accelerated into a new high in 2011, and silver almost exceeded its 1980 high that same year. Both markets have been ugly, from a bull’s perspective, since then. Expect future parabolic rallies and vertical drops to become more intense in the next four years.
Expect more frightening and silly statements from Goldman Sachs et al about gold going down to $1,200, while they prepare to book fantastic profits from the rally they will encourage, when the time is right for them. The names differ, the game is the same. It hasn’t changed in hundreds of years.
If you want stress, play the futures market in silver. If you want a long-term investment, buy silver at these low prices and wait for the powers-that-be to devalue the various Dollars, Euros, and Yen that we use. [Read more...]
Jim Rogers decries the growing uncertainty and recklessness of global central planners as the world enters unchartered financial markets:
For the first time in recorded history, we have nearly every central bank printing money and trying to debase their currency. This has never happened before. How it’s going to work out, I don’t know. It just depends on which one goes down the most and first, and they take turns. When one says a currency is going down, the question is against what? because they are all trying to debase themselves. It’s a peculiar time in world history.
Jim Rogers’ full interview with Chris Martenson’s Peak Prosperity is below: [Read more...]